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Waterkeeper Alliance


Waterkeeper Alliance is the fastest growing global environmental movement uniting more than 250 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers protect more than 2 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines on six continents.

Part scientist, teacher, and legal advocate, Waterkeepers combine firsthand knowledge of their waterways with an unwavering commitment to the rights of their communities and to the rule of law. Whether on the water, in a classroom, or in a courtroom, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend – with the backing of their local community and the collective strength of Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeeper Alliance ensures that the world’s Waterkeepers are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement.

The vision of the Waterkeeper movement is for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waterways worldwide.

Last update: July 2015




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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Action/campaign organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Services, other, Law, Knowledge and information, Other (specify): Water protection organization
Date of commencement 1999
Founder(s) Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Legal form
Continent North America
Country USA
City New York
One or several keywords that describe your initiative water protection, advocacy, environmental activists
Publications Research publications, educational material, newsletters:
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Contact person(s)

Rachel Cook


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Name Waterkeeper Alliance
Address 17 Battery Place Suite 1329
Zip/postal code NY 10004
Place New York
State/province New York
Country USA
Phone +1 212 747 0622



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